Keeping Your Older Cat Healthy
Managing Common Senior Cat Health Problems
Join cat vet, Dr. Fern Slack on Sunday, June 11 at 1 pm for a Secrets to Cat Health and Happiness Meetup!
Our beloved feline friends face a challenging array of issues as they age, yet the cat’s natural ability to hide illness symptoms makes it difficult for us to recognize early stage disease. Subtle behavioral changes such as sleeping more, drinking more, or taking stairs more slowly are often written off to “he’s just getting older,” but this is rarely the case. These changes are almost always symptoms of health problems that negatively affect both quality and length of the kitty’s life. Keeping your older cat healthy and happy requires both elevated mindfulness of subtle changes in cat behavior, and regular veterinary evaluations of all senior cats, even when they appear to be “perfectly fine.”
At this Meetup, we will discuss common health problems in older cats, such as chronic kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and more. We will cover what you as a cat guardian should be watching for, and what some commonly misinterpreted symptoms really mean. We will talk about what regular veterinary care is needed for older cats, and why each specific part of that care plan is important. We’ll address nutrition and vaccination concerns in older cats, and of course, talk about any specific questions or issues you bring to the Meetup!
We look forward to seeing you all there – and bring your questions!
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Secrets-to-Cat-Health-and-Happiness/
The “Keeping Your Older Cat Healthy” Meetup will be held at the Meadows Branch of the Boulder Public Library and led by feline-exclusive veterinarian Fern Slack, DVM, from Uniquely Cats Veterinary Center in Boulder, CO. Dr. Slack has been practicing only cat medicine for over 24 years. She has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and one term as the Chairman of the Practice Guidelines Committee of the AAFP, overseeing the creation and publication of several current standard-of-care feline medicine documents.
This event is not sponsored by Boulder Public Library. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Access to free meeting rooms is a service of Boulder Public Library.
Sunday, June 11
1 pm – 3 pm
Boulder Creek Library – Meadows Branch